Game-Based Learning and Gamification in Physical Education: A Systematic Review

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Camacho Sánchez, Rubén
Manzano-León, Ana
Rodríguez-Ferrer, José Miguel
Serna, JorgeSerna, Jorge - ORCID ID
Lavega i Burgués, PereLavega i Burgués, Pere - ORCID ID
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The use of educational games or some aspects of games in the educational context is known as game-based learning (GBL) or educational gamification. The objectives of this study are to assess the existing evidence about how GBL and gamification have affected the variables studied in each investigation over the past ten years; to analyse the educational levels, variables, dynamics, and types of games; and to determine the advantages of implementing these games in the classroom. A systematic review is proposed utilising the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) methodology across five multidisciplinary databases by conducting an exhaustive search with inclusion and exclusion criteria, examining quantitative experimental studies exploring the use of gamification and GBL in physical education. The results identify GBL and gamification as significant learning methods due to their impact on student motivation, academic performance, and commitment to improving health and physical performance. Consequently, this study implies that more research is needed on the needs and challenges of students when they are learning through GBL or gamification.
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Education Sciences, 2023, vol. 13, núm. 2, 183